Japan Passes New Obesity Law
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Posted 6/30/08

Japan, a country not known for its overweight people, has undertaken one of the most ambitious campaigns ever by a nation to slim down its citizenry...

Under a national law that came into effect two months ago, companies and local governments must now measure the waistlines of Japanese people between the ages of 40 and 74 as part of their annual checkups. That represents more than 56 million waistlines, or about 44 percent of the entire population.

Those exceeding government limits — 33.5 inches for men and 35.4 inches for women, which are identical to thresholds established in 2005 for Japan by the International Diabetes Federation as an easy guideline for identifying health risks — and having a weight-related ailment will be given dieting guidance if after three months they do not lose weight. If necessary, those people will be steered toward further re-education after six more months.


http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/13/world/asia/13fat.html?_r=2&ref=health&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
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Posted 6/30/08
I think that might be problems for the manga artist and animators since they pull all nighters and don't eat healthy food to meet the deadlines and such
Posted 6/30/08
lol?

so they really passed that law. . .

sumo wreslters are screwed

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Posted 6/30/08

YojimboMifune wrote:

lol?

so they really passed that law. . .

sumo wreslters are screwed



LOL! so true!
Posted 6/30/08 , edited 6/30/08
america should follow.

i think it would be better for people if they were forced into being healthy.
of course, some exceptions must be made!
some people have genetic diseases & can not drop below thier set point.

:(

"actually, no way.
i want my mcD's. & if i get fat, so what.
its a free country!"
-basic reason why this will never happen in america.
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Posted 6/30/08
Duplicate as reported.

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